PLEASE NOTE:Registration for this event has closed. No walk-ins accepted.
Stewards of Children: Learn How to Prevent, Recognize, and React Responsibly to Child Sexual Abuse - AdventHealth (formerly Park Ridge Hospital)
Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.
This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are simply a member of a community, it is highly likely that someone you know or care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. It’s going to happen unless you stop it from happening. The good news is, it can be stopped. Stewards of Children® uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children. The framework of the training is built off of the foundation of The 5 Steps to Protecting Children™.
You’ll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. You’ll meet experts who work with children and families, and confront abuse on a daily basis. Many of these survivors and experts are also parents themselves. Stewards of Children® is the only evidence-informed, third-party evaluated child sexual abuse prevention training of its kind.
March 2nd - 1:00-3:00pm MAHEC Education Building
April 21st - 1:00-3:00pm Yancey County DSS
May 7th - 1:00-3:00pm Jackson County Library
June 3rd - 3:00-5:00pm MAHEC Education Building
July 16th - 1:00-3:00pm Mitchell County DHHS
August 26th - 1:00-3:00pm Swain County Regional Business Education and Training Center
September 10th - 1:00-3:00pm Hinton Center, Hayesville, NC
October 21st - 1:00-3:00pm Rutherford Regional Hospital
November 13th - 1:00-3:00pm Macon County Library
December 7th - 1:00-3:00pm MAHEC Education Building
This program is repeated throughout multiple locations! Click here for additional sessions
Group RegistrationsRegistering 5 or more participants with one payment? Once registration has opened, please use the paper registration form at the end of the PDF brochure. Send completed paper registrations for the full group to the Registration Team at MAHEC.
With the Support of:
Participant information will be shared with the Mountain Child Advocacy Center and Darkness to Light
Physicians, nurses, psychologists, counselors, social workers, law enforcement, school staff, community members and others working with children
- Identify how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse
- Recognize and change child protective behaviors to prevent abuse
- Colleen R. Burnet, BA ITFS